Bring your knowledge to life

A DTS Max is a fully integrated diploma and leadership training program. Led from the field, you’ll be getting hands on experience in basic ministry and leadership in your area of passion.

Whether you see yourself leading a large, dynamic ministry, or facilitating small groups, the DTS Max will hone your leadership gifting and help you grow in your influence, all while playing a hands-on part in a real-time ministry environment.

To specialise your DTS Max experience, choose from one of our three focuses: Healthcare, Marine or Leadership.

Health Care Focus

What’s involved?

Step 1: Medical Ship DTS Focus (6 months)
Step 2: Certificate IV in Christian Missions – including the Introduction to Primary Health Care School and medical modules/certificates (2 years)
Step 3: Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership (2 years)

What you’ll walk away with

At the end of the track, you will receive the following qualifications and experience:

  • Certificate III in Discipleship
  • Certificate IV in Christian Missions
  • Certificate IV in Primary Health care Mission
  • Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership
  • Clinical and leadership experience onboard the YWAM Training and Medical Ship in Papua New Guinea

Marine Focus

What’s involved?

Step 1: Medical Ship DTS Focus (6 months)
Step 2: Certificate IV in Christian Missions – including marine modules/certificates (2 years)
Step 3: Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership (2 years)

What you’ll walk away with

At the end of the track, you will receive the following qualifications and experience:

  • Certificate III in Discipleship
  • Certificate IV in Christian Missions
  • Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership
  • Seamanship skills
  • Sea time and leadership experience onboard the YWAM Training and Medical Ship in Papua New Guinea.

Leadership Focus

What’s involved?

Step 1: DTS in your passion focus area (6 months)
Step 2: Certificate IV in Christian Missions – including leadership modules/certificates (2 years)
Step 3: Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership (2 years)

What you’ll walk away with

At the end of the track, you will receive the following qualifications and experience:

  • Certificate III in Discipleship
  • Certificate IV in Christian Missions
  • Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership
  • Leadership experience in a dynamic missions community, leading teams in projects & outreaches at YWAM Townsville City Campus and beyond.
"I don’t know if I ever would’ve found such amazing training and exposure as I’ve had here at YWAM Townsville. It means so much that what I do is impacting lives in a deep and meaningful way and helping to shape nations."
Jennifer, Australia, Corporate Affairs
Jennifer, Australia, Corporate Affairs
"Using my background in medicine, I have been able to contribute to strategic design of our field programs, engagement with key stakeholders and our corporate communication. It’s deeply satisfying to see my passions and skills, linked with others, to bring life."
Sarah, New Zealand, Community Development Manager
Sarah, New Zealand, Community Development Manager
"Serving with YWAM Medical Ships Australia allows me to use my maritime training and professional experience to make a real difference to felt needs of thousands of people every year."
Jeremy, USA, Captain
Jeremy, USA, Captain
"My dream was always to use my degree in Public Relations to help a not-for-profit. The past 10 years with YWAM Townsville has far surpassed my expectations and I’ve loved every moment of it."Rebekah, USA, Communications Manager
Rebekah, USA, Communications Manager